« on: December 02, 2010, 05:11:04 AM »
And apparently the old workaround (run the 32 bit version of windows explorer) which used to work in vista no longer works in windows 7.
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New Canon-software for EOS is out!
Still no RAW-thumbnail-plugin for Windows 64bit OS.
Sorry for whining once again, but I've got to rant on that new iPod style click wheel. It's terrible. And I dont think it's a situation where you'll get used to it and love it, it's just a bad implementation that is made worse because they already had a superior design that was unique to Canon. The Joystick.
The click wheel has two major issues.
1) Unresponsive - It requires a lot of effort in order to get it to respond and with such limited focus points it gets in the way. And getting to those diagonal focus zones is pretty tough because it just doesn't go diagonal very well. ESPECIALLY compared to the rubbery feel of the Canon Joystick or the Nikon direction pad that they use on their higher end models.
2) Location - I have normal sized hands but reaching the click-wheel is an awkward motion without having the left hand supporting the camera weight. I don't get why they felt putting a wheel INSIDE another wheel made sense but it was unecessary. Some apologists will say that it's because of the swivel screen but they could have easily designed this with both the swivel screen AND joystick.
I'm not trying to rip on the 60D. In fact, I'm still considering keeping it because of the huge price difference between this and the 7D. BUT, considering how many homeruns Canon has been hitting lately then I'm surprised that they released a product with so many problems (personal opinion). And I'm not sure if this means the Public may agree, but when the 7D came out it was sold out everywhere but at my local Best Buys then they've got stacks of 60D's.
You can go to either of the respectable review sites you mention and see that the shutter lifespan of the 7D is rated at 150,000 actuations, which is 50,000 more shutter actuations than the 60D.
- Lifespan of 50,000 more shutter actuations
Actually, I wouldn't mind seeing a comparison that includes the new Panasonic GH2 as a smaller option. I'd like to see whether the image quality is comparable.
GH2 ain't too small, buddy!
oh and, i suppose the other thing i was keen to find out if anyone can help me:
a) is there a trend for how a camera like the 60d (based on other XXD models) changes in price over a period of time? is there a point after announcement when its better to wait till for the best value?
b) in the same way, is it likely (and by how much) that the 5d mkII will take a vast drop in price if a mkIII is released? again is there previous examples by which to go by?
knowing this would help me decide what to do also
Canon surely can count on lots of people getting the 60D, but for people with memory about previous series upgrades, the $400 more for the 7D over the 50D's introductory price (which is now a $600 gap) is forcing many photographers into a lower bracket - sticking with the x0 series will surprise some photographers as how much has changed compared to the previous model, for good and ill. Some of it's more functional for the type of shooting many people utilize today - pentamirror and tiltable screen versus pentaprism and a fixed screen - but certainly this shakeup has left many people feeling more uncertain than before when selecting their next model of DSLR.